Class notes 1990-1999

July  19, 2010


John Figura received the J.D. degree from Emory Law School and is a litigation associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Rebecca Whitmer McAllister married John Harper on Aug. 8, 2008. She is a family nurse practitioner at the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.).

Natalie Heidemann Pietzyk had a daughter, Shelby Elizabeth, on Jan. 28, 2010 (Rex). Natalie is manager of merchandise planning for Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Laurel Williams is an associate professor of oncology at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh.


Christine Smith Dreier had a son, Jacob Christofer, on Aug. 4, 2009.

Annette Kuhel Seabrook received the master’s in healthcare administration from Indiana University. She is now program director, inpatient rehabilitation center, at St. Francis Hospitals, Beech Grove, Ind.

Kevin Werner joined BrightStar Care, Gurnee, Ill., as vice president of finance/controller.


Susan Janssen Devine is associate director of accounting at Leo Burnett, Chicago.

Jennifer Gerdes Hinz had a daughter, Natalie, on Jan. 3, 2010 (David).

Karen Kerous Kooy had a son, Joshua Richard, on Aug. 12, 2009 (Rich).

Jennifer Wetzel Mowen had twins, Niklas and Sydney, on June 26, 2008.

Jeni Dix Schomber was promoted to head of youth services and public relations at the Beloit (Wis.) Public Library.


Kirk Anderson is plant controller at Oscar Mayer, Davenport, Iowa.

Christopher and Mary Ackerland ’96 Bell had a daughter, Justine Josephine, on Nov. 11, 2009. Christopher is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, Va.

Clark Collins was named physician assistant of the year by the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants. He works in orthopedic surgery with Dean Health System, Madison, Wis.

Edward Hoffman is senior vice president at Porter Novelli, New York, N.Y.

Kristy Mardis was promoted to associate professor at Chicago State University.

Michael Ricaurte is senior manager, human resource services, for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Chicago.


Joe Moreno was appointed to serve as 1st Ward alderman on the Chicago City Council by Mayor Richard Daley. He is vice president of Buhl Press.

Kim Opfer is a lower primary schoolteacher/librarian at Hong Kong International School, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong.

Michelle Kern Zettle had a son, Jonah, on Dec. 29, 2008 (John, 2).


Deb Conklen Bergmann in December 2009 adopted a son, Dylan, born April 22, 2004, in the Ukraine (Dave; Madison, 10).

Jennifer Eifel had a son, Alec, on March 1, 2010 (Rob).

Anthony Holman is assistant director of championships with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Ind.

David and Nancy Werner ’96 Hyser had a son, Emmett Werner, on Oct. 6, 2009 (Elsa).

Carl Johnson was named principal of United Township High School, East Moline, Ill.

Chris Simmons is government affairs executive at VPSI, Inc., Troy, Mich.


Christopher ’93 and Mary Ackerland Bell had a daughter, Justine Josephine, on Nov. 11, 2009.

Jennifer Grube Fennerty is business development and marketing manager for Clifford Chance LLP, Shanghai, China.

Brian Hendricks serves as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Washington, D.C.

David ’95 and Nancy Werner Hyser had a son, Emmett Werner, on Oct. 6, 2009 (Elsa).
Ann Miner Leonard had a son, Garrett Thomas, on Nov. 13, 2009 (Jason; Olivia, 6, Kate, 3).
Stephanie Tassart Malavolti had a daughter, Haley Marie, on Dec. 26, 2009 (Paul; Andrew, 7).


Jill Anderson had a son, Samuel Ryan, on Oct. 6, 2009 (Ryan).

Jon Fredrikson is channel marketing manager at ACCO Brands, Inc.

Jackie Foster Leach had a son, Bradyn Stanley, on June 9, 2009 (Jon; Addison, 3).

Tonya Lensch Trudo had a daughter, Megan Leigh, on April 22, 2010 (Brent; Tyler, 1).

Brian Tully had a son, Agustin Charles, on April 17, 2009 (Carla; Nicolas, 7, Julianna, 5).


Alyson Nugnis Allemeier had a son, Henry William David, in Aug. 2008 (Scott; Evelyn, 4).

Eric Arguello received the doctor of physical therapy degree from Regis University and the doctorate in exercise physiology from Florida State University. He is now assistant professor in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas.

Christopher Boese had a daughter, Lillian Margaret, on July 11, 2009 (Agnes).

Mathew and Elizabeth Bertelsen Dornbush had a son, William Allen, on March 8, 2009 (Emma, 3).

Chris and Jaime White Earing had a son, Cameron William, on April 2, 2009 (Caden, 2).

Leslie Tennis Garay had a son, Oliver Michael, on Feb. 22, 2010 (Ricardo; Vivian, 2).

Chad and Sara Beam ’00 Humphrey had twin daughters, Ella Jeanne and Avery Anne, on March 24, 2010 (Brooklyn, 5).

Patricia Beckmann Kinne is a psychiatrist at St. Mary’s-Good Samaritan, Mount Vernon, Ill.

Bill and Dawn Foster ’99 Pokorny had a son, William Wesley, on Sept. 28, 2009 (Jack).

Mandy Huizer Rodawold had a son, Louie, on Nov. 23, 2008 (Patrick).

Troy and Kim Craig Swanson had a son, Parker Anton, on May 18, 2009.

Rebecca West Wiegel had a daughter, Scarlett Elizabeth West, on Jan. 12, 2010 (David; Cole, 2).

BJ Zeleznik had a daughter, Aurelia Rose, on Feb. 26, 2010 (Amy; Abraham, 5, Bohdan, 3).


Paul Allen had a son, Peter Thomas, on Jan. 14, 2010 (Wendy).

Michele Aurand received the master’s in counseling from Western Illinois University, Macomb. She now is the academic advisor and program coordinator of the interdisciplinary studies program at the university.

Lyle Burgoon is lead research biologist in the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Will Clayton had a daughter, Olive, on July 16, 2009 (Katie; Willamina, 2). Will is a speech pathologist at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, Ill.

Bob ’00 and Kelly Wilson Dalton had a daughter, Danielle Kelly, on April 4, 2009 (Donny, 6, Devyn, 4).

Mike Esposito received the M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Martha Korte Fletcher had a son, Andrew William, on Feb. 10, 2009 (Abigail).

Nadine Johns Langston had a son, Andrew Steven, on Oct. 5, 2009 (Thomas, 4, Michael, 2).

Dale Owen is executive vice president and chief lending officer at Ascentra Credit Union, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Michael and Kelly Lipp Persson had a son, Isaac Anthony, on Nov. 17, 2009 (Lucas, 2).
Michael is a family physician with the Medical Group of Kankakee County, Herscher, Ill.

Bill ’98 and Dawn Foster Pokorny had a son, William Wesley, on Sept. 28, 2009 (Jack).